Giving Music: a music charity

Healing, through live music performances. Giving Music is a (501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable group.


Our mission is to spread musical joy in nursing homes, children’s and VA hospitals, and homeless shelters throughout the city and county of Los Angeles


Giving Music is a 501(c)3 charity dedicated to bringing live music to care facilities and social service agencies.  We are staffed by music, medical and social service professionals who are dedicated to bringing the joy and healing powers of music to nursing homes, hospitals, VA centers and shelters at no cost. Our volunteer musicians and singers have performed for thousands of residents at more than a hundred care facilities.

Music director: Jack Maeby    323-646-9009

The story of who we are and why we do what we do:


What administrators and directors are saying about us:

“After the last event, residents who are not normally able to give a response were suddenly clapping and singing. There’s clearly something happening here that’s quite wonderful.”
– Myles Andrews, Administrator, Highland Park Skilled Care Facility
“Our residents have never heard that kind of music.  They were in great spirits not just for the rest of the day, but for the rest of the week!”
– Linda Goldfinger, Activity Director, Fireside Convalescent Hospital

“To our surprise, one of our residents who rarely speaks was rocking away, even putting her hands up and waving them along with the music.”
– Jean-Marie Meyer, Activity Director, Woodland Care Center


“Truly Awesome! It is caring people such as yourselves who make all the difference for our patients and make the world a brighter place.”
– Marianne Davis, Chief of Voluntary Service, Department of Veteran Affairs


“I have no words to express the excitement that your program put in my residents.  Even the ones that never get out of their chairs were dancing and singing.  Your carolers, musicians and every single person that was part this amazing program need to know how grateful they all are. Thanks for bring so much joy to them.”
– Vera Zakuto, Fairwinds-West Hills Program Director

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